Anchor Grips

Grips For Large Diameter Conductors

  • Designed for hollow conductors and other larger diameter cables
  • Round jaws shaped to provide maximum contact with the cable, virtually eliminating conductor damage
  • Custom manufactured to your order
  • Model 1628-50 supplied with removable floating jaw held in place by a bolt swaged into the lever arm of the grip, secured by a nut and cotter pin. Jaw must be removed to insert cable.
  • Please specify exact outside diameter of cables, circular mills with strand combination or manufacturer’s code
  • Each grip is manufactured for one-size cable only
ModelMinimum Cable
1628-16P2 ACSR .31* (7.87 mm)
1628-30**477,000 CM ACSR .85” (21.59 mm)
1628-40**1,033,500 CM ACSR 1.24” (31.50 mm)
1628-40**666,600 CM ACSR 1.00” (25.40 mm)
ModelMaximum Cable
1628-16P477,000 CM ACSR .88” (22.35 mm)
1628-30**1,033,500 CM ACSR 1.24” (31.50 mm)
1628-40**1,590,000 CM ACSR 1.54” (39.12 mm)
1628-40**2,500,000 CM Alu. 1.82” (25.40 mm)
ModelMaximum Safe Load
1628-16P15,000 lbs (6818 kg)
1628-30**20,000 lbs (9090 kg)
1628-40**25,000 lbs (11,364 kg)
1628-40**25,000 lbs (11,364 kg)
ModelJaw LengthApproximate Weight
1628-16P7 1/4”(184 mm)17 lbs (7.73 kg)
1628-30**10 3/4” (273 mm)27 lbs (12.27 kg)
1628-40**10 3/4” (273 mm)34 lbs (15.45 kg)
1628-40**10 3/4” (273 mm)34 lbs (15.45 kg)

*) Minimum-maximum sizes listed indicate the unfinished size-range capability for each model number. Each grip is finished to fit one specific cable size only within range shown.
**) Maximum safe stringing tension 12,500 lbs to minimize conductor damage.

Grips For Bare ACSR, Aluminium, And Stranded Copper Cables

  • Round smooth inside jaw contour is ideal for bare ACSR, aluminum and stranded copper cables
  • Smooth jaws grip with maximum contact and are less likely to damage conductors
ModelMinimum Cable
1656-206 ACSR .20 (5.08 mm)
1656-302 ACSR .31” (7.87 mm)
1656-40.53” (13.46 mm)
1656-50397,500 CM ACSR .74” (18.80 mm)
1656-60477,000 CM ACSR .86” (21.84 mm)
ModelMaximum Cable
1656-201/0 ACSR .40” (10.16 mm)
1656-30.53” (13.46 mm)
1656-40336,400 CM ACSR .74” (18.80 mm)
1656-50477,000 CM ACSR .86” (21.84 mm)
1656-60605,000 CM ACSR .96” (24.38 mm)
ModelMaximum Safe Load
1656-204500 lbs (2045 kg)
1656-304500 lbs (2045 kg)
1656-408000 lbs (3636 kg)
1656-508000 lbs (3636 kg)
1656-608000 lbs (3636 kg)
ModelJaw LengthApproximate Weight
1656-204”(102 mm)3 lbs (1.36 kg)
1656-304 3/4” (121 mm)3.75 lbs (1.70 kg)
1656-405 1/2” (140 mm)8.30 lbs (3.76 kg)
1656-505 1/2” (140 mm)8.30 lbs (3.76 kg)
1656-605 1/2” (140 mm)8.30 lbs (3.76 kg)

Grips For Aluminum Conductors

  • Lightweight grips designed for use on aluminum in distribution work
  • Round jaws shaped to provide maximum contact with the cable, virtually eliminating conductor damage
  • Supplied with spring and locking loop handles, allowing jaws to be held in open position for easier placement on cable
  • Can be supplied with hot-line latch on special order
ModelMinimum Cable
1678-20.96” (24.38 mm)
1678-301.02” (25.91 mm)
1678-401.08” (27.43 mm)
1678-501.14” (28.96 mm)
ModelMaximum Cable
1678-201.02” (25.91 mm)
1678-301.08” (27.43 mm)
1678-401.14” (28.96 mm)
1678-501.20” (30.48 mm)
ModelMaximum Safe Load
1678-208000 lbs (3636 kg)
1678-305500 lbs (2500 kg)
1678-405500 lbs (2500 kg)
1678-505500 lbs (2500 kg)
ModelJaw LengthApprox Weight
1678-205 11/16”(144 mm)8.30 lbs (3.76 kg)
1678-305 11/16”(144 mm)8.20 lbs (3.71 kg)
1678-405 11/16”(144 mm)8.20 lbs (3.71 kg)
1678-505 11/16”(144 mm)7.90 lbs (3.58 kg)
Ground For Bare Wires
Ground For Bare Wires

Ground For Bare Wires

  • Designed for working with solid and stranded bare wire from 0.08” (2mm) to 0.20” (5.1mm)
  • Lightweight, economical grip
  • Single “V” groove jaw
ModelMinimum Cable
1613-3012 B&S solid .08” (2.03 mm)
ModelMaximum Cable
1613-304 B&S solid .20” (5.08 mm)
ModelMaximum Safe Load
1613-301500 lbs (680 kg)
ModelJaw LengthApproximate Weight
1613-303” (76 mm)1.5 lbs (0.68 kg)
Grips For Weatherproof Wires
  • Round inside jaw contour for weatherproof coated wire
  • Notches in jaw provide firm grip on insulation
ModelMinimum Cable
1611-20.20” (5.08 mm)
1611-30.31” (7.87 mm)
1611-40.53” (13.46 mm)
1611-50.78” (19.81 mm)
ModelMaximum Cable
1611-20.40” (10.16 mm)
1611-30.53” (13.46 mm)
1611-40.74” (18.80 mm)
1611-50.88” (22.35 mm)
ModelMaximum Safe Load
1611-204500 lbs (2045 kg)
1611-304500 lbs (2045 kg)
1611-408000 lbs (3636 kg)
1611-508000 lbs (3636 kg)
ModelJaw LengthApproximate Weight
1611-204 3/16” (106 mm)3 lbs (1.36 kg)
1611-304 3/4” (121 mm)3.75 lbs (1.70 kg)
1611-405 11/16” (144 mm)7.75 lbs (3.52 kg)
1611-505 11/16” (144 mm)7.75 lbs (3.52 kg)

Note: Due to various types of weather proof coatings available, selection of proper grips is determined by outside diameter of cable.

Grips For PVC Covered Conductors
Grips For PVC Covered Conductors

Grips For PVC Covered Conductors

  • Serpentine jaws are specially machined to allow insertion of insulated conductor through the jaws, which reduces danger of slippage which might result in insulation damage
  • Eliminates necessity of stripping insulation from conductor
  • Round inside-jaw contour
ModelMinimum Cable
1659-20.20” (5.08 mm)
1659-30.31” (7.87 mm)
1659-40.49” (12.45 mm)
1659-50.79” (20.07 mm)
ModelMaximum Cable
1659-20.42” (10.67 mm)
1659-30.50” (12.70 mm)
1659-40.79” (20.07 mm)
1659-501.01” (25.56 mm)
ModelMaximum Safe Load
1659-204500 lbs (2045 kg)
1659-304500 lbs (2045 kg)
1659-408000 lbs (3636 kg)
1659-508000 lbs (3636 kg)
ModelJaw LengthApproximate Weight
1659-204 3/16” (106 mm)3 lbs (1.36 kg)
1659-304 3/4” (121 mm)3.75 lbs (1.70 kg)
1659-405 11/16” (144 mm)7.75 lbs (3.52 kg)
1659-505 11/16” (144 mm)7.75 lbs (3.52 kg)
Grips For Extra Strength Cables, Messenger, Guy Strand And Conductors
Grips For Extra Strength Cables, Messenger, Guy Strand And Conductors

Grips For Extra Strength Cables, Messenger, Guy Strand And Conductors

  • A family of grips designed for cable sizes from .12” (3.10 mm) to 1” (25.4 mm)
  • Double “V” grooves provides four-point contact reducing chance of slipping and providing proper alignment of wire and cable
  • For larger conductors, see grips with round inside-jaw contour
ModelMinimum Cable
1613-40.12” (3.05 mm)
1684-5.218” (5.54 mm)
1692-5.218” (5.54 mm)
1684-5F*.16” (4.06 mm)
1628-16.31” (7.87 mm)
1628-17.50” (12.70 mm)
1628-18.75” (19.05 mm)
ModelMaximum Cable
1613-40.37” (9.40 mm)
1684-5.55” (13.97 mm)
1692-5.55” (13.97 mm)
1684-5F*.55” (13.97 mm)
1628-16.62” (15.75 mm)
1628-17.75” (19.05 mm)
1628-181.00” (25.40 mm)
ModelMaximum Safe Load
1613-404500 lbs (2045 kg)
1684-58000 lbs (3636 kg)
1692-58000 lbs (3636 kg)
1684-5F*8000 lbs (3636 kg)
1628-1615000 lbs (6818 kg)
1628-1715000 lbs (6818 kg)
1628-1815000 lbs (6818 kg)
ModelJaw LengthApproximate Weight
1613-404 3/16” (106 mm)3 lbs (1.36 kg)
1684-55” (127 mm)6.25 lbs (2.84 kg)
1692-55” (127 mm)6.40 lbs (2.89 kg)
1684-5F*5” (127 mm)62.5 lbs (2.84 kg)
1628-167 1/4” (184 mm)15.30 lbs (7.00 kg)
1628-177 1/4” (184 mm)16.30 lbs (7.40 kg)
1628-187 1/4” (184 mm)15.70 lbs (7.10 kg)

*) Similar to Model 1684-5 except with a file inserted in jaw for extra gripping power. Replacement file No. 578 and screws No. 573 are also available.

Grips WIth Hot Line Latch For Bare Conductors
Grips WIth Hot Line Latch For Bare Conductors

Grips With Hot Line Latch For Bare Conductors

  • Hot-Line grips for both bare and insulated conductors
  • Grip may be placed on wire with hotline stick
  • When stick is removed, latch closes automatically to guard against grip accidentally disengaging from wire
  • Standard hot-line grips are not supplied with springs or lock-open features
  • When springs or lock-open features are desired, add prefix letter “S” before model number (ie. S1684-5H)
ModelMinimum Cable
1613-40H*8 B&S solid .12” (3.05 mm)
1684-5H*.218” (5.54 mm)
1656-20H**6 ACSR .20” (5.08 mm)
1656-30H**2 ACSR .31” (7.87 mm)
1656-40H**.53” (13.46 mm)
1656-50H**.74” (18.80 mm)
1656-60H**477,000 CM ACSR .86” (21.84 mm)
ModelMaximum Cable
1613-40H*1/0 B&S strand .37” (9.40 mm)
1684-5H*.55” (13.97 mm)
1656-20H**1/0 ACSR .40” (10.16 mm)
1656-30H**.53” (13.46 mm)
1656-40H**336,400 CM ACSR .74” (18.80 mm)
1656-50H**.86” (21.84 mm)
1656-60H**605,000 CM ACSR .96” (24.38 mm)
ModelMaximum Safe Load
1613-40H*4500 lbs (2045 kg)
1684-5H*8000 lbs (3636 kg)
1656-20H**4500 lbs (2045 kg)
1656-30H**4500 lbs (2045 kg)
1656-40H**8000 lbs (3636 kg)
1656-50H**8000 lbs (3636 kg)
1656-60H**8000 lbs (3636 kg)
ModelJaw LengthApproximate Weight
1613-40H*4 3/16” (106 mm)3.20 lbs (1.45 kg)
1684-5H*5” (127 mm)6.50 lbs (3.00 kg)
1656-20H**4 3/16” (106 mm)3.20 lbs (1.45 kg)
1656-30H**4 7/8” (124 mm)4 lbs (1.81 kg)
1656-40H**5 1/2” (140 mm)8.50 lbs (3.85 kg)
1656-50H**5 1/2” (140 mm)8.50 lbs (3.85 kg)
1656-60H**5 1/2” (140 mm)8.40 lbs (3.81 kg)

Grips With Curved Jaw For EHS Cable

  • When pulling EHS (extra high strength) galvanized steel cable, the galvanizing has a tendency to coat the jaws of any grip causing the cable to slip
  • To reduce the possibility of slippage and damage to the cable, the jaws of this grip are milled on a curve with a double “V” contour
  • Model No. S1684-74H available with hot-line latch and spring.
ModelMinimum Cable
1684-74.218” (5.54 mm)
S1684-74H.218” (5.54 mm)
ModelMaximum Cable
1684-74.55” (13.97 mm)
S1684-74H.55” (13.97 mm)
ModelMaximum Safe Load
1684-748000 lbs (3636 kg)
S1684-74H8000 lbs (3636 kg)
ModelJaw LengthApproximate Weight
1684-745” (127 mm)6.30 lbs (2.85 kg)
S1684-74H5” (127 mm)6.50 lbs (2.95 kg)

*) Hot-line latch and spring

Grips For Bell-System

  • Model No. 1684-5AT is identical to Bell-System type “L” strand puller
  • Model No. 1628-16AT is identical to Bell-System type “H” strand puller
  • All are equipped with chain, toggle and shackle
ModelMinimum Cable
1684-5AT.218” (5.54 mm)
1628-16AT.31” (7.87 mm)
1692-5AT.218” (5.54 mm)
ModelMaximum Cable
1684-5AT.55” (13.97 mm)
1628-16AT.62” (15.75 mm)
1692-5AT.55” (5.54 mm)
ModelMaximum Safe Load
1684-5AT8000 lbs (3636 kg)
1628-16AT15000 lbs (6818 kg)
1692-5AT8000 lbs (3636 kg)
ModelJaw LengthApproximate Weight
1684-5AT5” (127 mm)6.90 lbs (3.13 kg)
1628-16AT7 1/4” (184 mm)15.80 lbs (7.16 kg)
1692-5AT5” (127mm)6.60 lbs (3.00 kg)

Grips For Type “b” Strand Puller

  • Similar to Bell-System type “B” strand puller
  • Designed to pull 1/4” (6.35 mm) figure-8 telephone cable
  • Serpentine grooves grip insulation on strand, preventing slippage
  • Equipped with chain, toggle and shackle
ModelMinimum Cable
1659-5AT.20” (5.08 mm)
ModelMaximum Cable
1659-5AT.37” (9.40 mm)
ModelMaximum Safe Load
1659-5AT5000 lbs (2268 kg)
ModelJaw LengthApproximate Weight
1659-5AT5” (127 mm)6.70 lbs (3.03 kg)

Grips For OPGW

  • Specifically designed for OPGW
  • Interchangeable liners are machines specifically to the diameter of the OPGW cable
  • Manufactured from high tensile, heat treated and cadmium plated steel
ModelMinimum Cable
IR3112.20” (5.08 mm)
ModelMaximum Cable
IR3112.90” (23.0 mm)
ModelMaximum Safe Load
IR311211,000 lbs (5000 kg)
ModelJaw LengthApproximate Weight
IR31128.66” (220 mm)15.42 lbs (7.00 kg)

Note: Liners are custom machined to fit the specific diameter of the conductor. Please provide exact dimensions of conductor when ordering.